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October 2020

October 2020 is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Herbert has declared October Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Utah is joining the Department of Homeland Security to raise cybersecurity awareness during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year’s overarching message – Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. – focuses on key areas including protecting your part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. Check out more here. Additional information will be coming throughout the month.
 
If you haven’t taken the Utah Security Awareness Training yet this year, please do so here
 
Post Updated: October 19, 2020
Posted On: October 19, 2020

UtahID Multi Factor Authentication

The State Security Council has recommended that state agencies use multi factor authentication on state applications using UtahID for authentication. DTS will be implementing multi-factor authentication on UtahID effective October 31, 2020.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

A method in which a user is granted access to a system using multiple factors: something the user knows (password), something the user has (a token or code sent to a different device), or something the user is (biometrics).

Why use Multi-Factor Authentication?

Security is a top priority of the state. Multi-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security to help protect state assets and to also protect individual employee identities. The use of multi-factor authentication makes it more difficult for someone to guess your password.

When is DTS implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Beginning September 18, 2020, and completed by October 31, 2020.

See more information here. 

Post Updated: October 19, 2020
Posted On: October 19, 2020

2020 Annual Report

View the 2020 DTS Annual Report here. The report provides a summary of accomplishments, projects, initiatives, and awards for the past year. 

Post Updated: October 19, 2020
Posted On: October 19, 2020

Utah Wins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development

Utah.gov has once again been selected to receive a WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development from the national organization, Web Marketing Association. The Utah Department of Technology Services was recognized for Utah.gov and the state’s online digital government services that help Utahns complete important state business.

 

“Utah has seen record numbers of online government transactions performed this this year,” said David Fletcher, the state’s Chief Technology Officer. “The current circumstances have required us to not only ensure the existing digital services for Utahns perform at a high-level, but also expand the number of transactions that can be processed outside government offices.”

 

For 23 years, the WebAwards competition has set industry benchmarks for the best online digital experiences. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective experiences today. Independent expert judges from around the world review digital services in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a WebAward.

 

“We love to see the state receive recognition like this,” said Brett Stott, General Manager of NIC Utah, the state’s partner in developing digital services partner. “We have always worked hard to provide the very best online services for residents of Utah through our partnership with the state.”

 

Post Updated: October 19, 2020
Posted On: October 19, 2020

October 2020 Procurement News

This month’s procurement newsletter is now available and will be sent to agency contacts. The newsletter addresses Priority Shipping, Mobichord Successes, and additional information.  Here is a link to the newsletter.  If anyone has any questions about stock availability per sku, it is being updated directly on the service now service catalog but this link has more information that we are using to help with the supply chain management.  

Post Updated: October 19, 2020
Posted On: October 19, 2020